John McGivern is an actor, writer and comedian. He has won numerous awards for his one man show, Midwest Side Story, including the 1994 John W. Schmid Award for Best Writer of a New Work and the After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor.

John has toured Midwest Side Story and his second one man show, More Midwest Side Stories, to sold-out houses in New York, San Diego, Portland, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Columbus, Tampa, Orlando, Key West, and New Orleans, and is currently opening his third show, "John McGivern Live! ".

As a theatrical artist, John can be remembered as the over-the-top hairdresser in the long-running hit Shear Madness in Chicago, St. Paul, Tampa and Washington DC, and he is also proud to have been part of the Studio Theaterís Helen Hayes award-winning production of March of the Falsettos as Mendel.

John has been seen on the HBO/Comedy Central television special ĎOut There II", and his national commercials include Sears, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Kohlís Department Stores.